I own a Ps3 and a Ps Vita. It always bothered me to notice that Sony want you to pay for PSX titles.
Those games are here for maybe ten/fifteen years and we still have to pay for it ? In my opinion we've supported those games well enough and Sony should make them free. They're simple emulated games. Even my poor laptop can play them with epsxe.
10$ for MGS ? Without even vr mission ?
15$ for 3 crash bandicoot ?
10$ for FF7 without even implement the great mod coming for the pc community ?
This is not normal. They should stop trying to milking us the best they can, because that's clearly a lacks of consideration to me. In my opinion it would be a great move (or normal at least) coming from Sony if those games were free from now on. I think we've all gave Sony/those games devs enough money coming from it for almost fifteen years now.
Now for ps2 titles : I can understand I have to pay ps2 HD port since it's not just emulation but "real" games that need to being developped a bit on ps3 in order to make them support HD or correct/fix some shit in-games. But is asking us to pay 30$/€ for a simple collection port normal ? I do not think so. The psn is full of ps2 titles you can't play anywhere else, unless you keep a psx and a ps2 next to your ps3.
Some of them are sold at the right price :
- 10$ for Prince of persia the sand of time for example. It's clearly superior to its ps2 OG counterpart, the HD filter is really good, the game is still one of the best, they fixed some bugs. 10$ is fine. (The rest of POP trilogy is not as good and sold at the exact same price though)
BUT those are clearly not :
- 30$ Ratchet of collection HD
- 30$ Zone of the enders collection HD
- God of war collection HD
- 30$ Sly raccoon collection HD
- 30$ Metal gear solid collection HD
- 30$ for Devil may Cry collection HD
- 20$ Shadow of the colossus HD
- 20$ GTA san andreas HD
Seriousey ? A lot of those games were ported by very small studio (Bluepoint games, Ideal Minds, Sanzaru games...). Heck, for exemple Kingdom hearts 1.5 was made by TWO guys, and they had to re do a lot of in game stuff because Senix had lost a lot of data related shit. They were two guys and the result is perfect (But screw square enix for charging it 70$...). Do not tell me those HD port cost Sony millions to make. And still they're selling them as if those games actually cost millions to make.
I am not a cheap player at all (I won't own a ps vita if I were =P) but those practice are just plain wrong. I've already bought some of those games. But I realise now, that it is not normal at all. I am a regular Sony customer but I refuse to pay for those games again in my whole gamers life, and I do not want Sony to charge new/young players for those games either.
All the games I speak about are the ps2/psx's catalogues peak of quality and almost indispensable games. Everyone should be able to play/discover them on a Sony device without being forced to keep their ps2 next to their ps3 (and in the future their ps3 next to their ps4) and without being forced to pay wrong price for them.
The last wrong thing is, those games would not be available on Ps4. The Psn catalogue is almost complete, full of very great games, and all those games would not be available on ps4... A huge shame imo. Even if you did not pay 1$ bucks for them, even if the ps4/ps3 system are different, I don't care, those games should be available for everyone on Ps4 or at least on vita.
Depending on your opinion/reaction, I will start a petition and I will submit it to Sony playstation to make things change. Or at least try it.